Decorative Ceramic Wall Mirror by François Lembo (circa 1960s)
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Ceramic wall mirror with green and chocolate brown colour accents (circa 1960s), by François Lembo (1930 - 2013). A whimsical porthole-shaped decorative wall mirror delights the eye. The mirror is framed with a green ceramic glaze surround with similarly-coloured stems which radiate from the circle on the chocolate brown base. The piece is in good vintage condition commensurate with age. There are some blemish spots and minor but characterful nicks and cracks in the ceramic frame attesting to its longevity. The Lembo signature, when present, is usually masked by the felt backing and is thus not visible on this piece. A very charming and stylish mirror for your home or work place - a certain conversation piece. If requested, a video clip of the work may be provided.
About the Designer: A native of Vallauris, France, François Lembo (1930 - 2013) started his pottery career in 1951 in the workshops of Calva and Rossignol. After his apprenticeship he worked for 3 years in his father-in-law, Marc Roussel's, studio, before opening his own in the famed town of Vallauris, France in 1960. The work of Roussel, influenced by Byzantine art, inspired Lembo to create mirrors, often decorated in the style of Russian icons. He produced a number of religious icons decorated with small ceramic beads and sold his work at "Terre de Provence" with considerable success in the 60s and 70s. He worked as a ceramicist for some 23 years and passed away in 2013. His son Renaud continues as a ceramicist in Vallauris.
H 25cm (9.8")
W 28 cm (11")